Asian American Resource Center

AARC 2020-2021

Asian American Resource Center (AARC) 2020-2021 Cohort

AARC dessert

The AARC'S Southeast Asian Committee (SEACOM) at their Southeast Asian Ice Dessert event.

AARC QTPOC Coffee House

In 2019, the AARC collaborated with the Queer Resource Center to host a QTPOC Coffeehouse for students to relax and mingle.

AARC QTPOC Coffee House p2

Students mingling at the AARC and QRC's QTPOC Coffeehouse.

AARC retreat

Part of AARC's 2019-2020 cohort at the AARC's annual Fall Retreat.

So, transform yourself first...Because you are young and have dreams and want to do something meaningful, that in itself, makes you our future and our hope. Keep expanding your horizon, decolonize your mind, and cross borders.
- Yuri Kochiyama

The Asian American Resource Center (AARC), established in 1991, helps Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) students develop intellectually, socially, personally, academically and politically. Central to all programs, projects, and events is the value of developing leadership skills among APIDA students. Working in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS), the AARC creates opportunities to raise awareness of issues affecting APIDA community. The AARC works in collaboration with other ethnic groups, academic department and campus offices to sponsor a wide range of educational endeavors. By fostering awareness of APIDA issues at 鶹Ů, the AARC helps strengthen The Claremont Colleges and the greater community.

Our Mission

  • Build a stronger sense of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) identity.
  • Raise awareness of issues affecting APIDA community.
  • Develop student leadership.
  • Act as a resource for the campus community.​